The Sierra Club along with environmental groups in Kentucky and West Virginia are attempting to block permitting at two mountaintop surface mines, alleging in federal lawsuits that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not consider potential health impacts on residents.
Coal miners are continuing to be the subjects of TV political ads in a Lexington-based congressional district that has no mines. Republican challenger Andy Barr went up Wednesday with another such ad in which miners, their faces covered in coal dust, criticize 6th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.
A group that opposes two new planned Ohio River bridges is asking a judge to force Indiana and Kentucky to halt spending on the projects. The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation made the request in a motion seeking an injunction filed Wednesday in Louisville, Ky.
The U.S. Forest Service has dropped a proposal for commercial logging in a section of the Daniel Boone National Forest over concerns about the potential impact on a pristine spring and trees hundreds of years old.
Five Daviess County residents have filed a lawsuit over a recent decision to allow coal mining on nearly 700 acres of land. The suit targets Daviess County Fiscal Court, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission, and Western Kentucky Minerals.
Air quality officials in Louisville are warning liquor giant Diageo that it could face fines if it doesn't control the vapors coming from its storage warehouses in southern Louisville. The Air Pollution Control District says the vapors from the liquor storage houses cause a sour alcohol odor and promote the growth of a black mold or fungus that gathers on nearby homes.
A group managing a Superfund site in western Kentucky has sued more than 300 companies, municipalities and universities to recoup the cost of waste removal at the Superfund site. LWD PRP wants to force 334 others to kick in money to cover the costs of removing a variety of liquid wastes, oils, and other hazardous and non-hazardous pollutants from the LWD incinerator site in Calvert City, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund has provided funding to help purchase a 90-acre tract in Hart County so that it can be preserved. Frenchman's Knob, just northeast of Bonnieville, will eventually be open to the public for hiking, bird watching and educational programs.
A western Kentucky utility says it’s withdrawing a pollution-control plan after an E.P.A rule was struck down in court this week. The Henderson-based Big Rivers Electric Cooperative says it will save customers about $225 million by dropping the plan.
A southwestern Kentucky river is set to undergo testing and farmers and businesses could face more restrictions in an effort to reduce river pollution depending upon the result. The United States Geological Survey will test the Little River, which runs through Trigg and Christian counties and flows into Lake Barkley.